Hondius, Antarctica



  • Highest Polar Class for ice-strengthened vessels
  • Fleet of zodiacs for land excursions
  • Hiking, photo workshops and kayaking

The M/V Hondius Cruise Ship was built in 2019 to fulfill the standards for ice-strengthened vessels and the dedicated criteria for being environment-friendly as per the Polar Code. This Polar Class 6 vessel caters to 170 passengers in 83 cabins divided into grand and junior suites, along with superior, deluxe, window, and porthole cabins painted with biodegradable paint and with steam heating, LED lighting, and storage space. There are varied performances, workshops, presentations, and exhibitions open to participation in the lecture room and the observation lounge. The panoramic windows in the observation lounge, the stocked bar, and nourishing meals for distinct appetites are a sample of what is available to enjoy every moment of the trip.

Aboard the M/V Hondius, the itineraries are structured to meet the needs of first-time explorers who want to learn and rediscover the stars without light pollution or interact with different kinds of albatrosses and penguins. The Hondius also caters to the needs of the adrenaline-chasers who want to go camping, mountaineering, hiking, and kayaking. The fleet of zodiacs ensures a safe and speedy arrival on-shore and the return to uncompromising comfort aboard the Hondius. Every itinerary offers a plethora of activities, whether it be whale-watching at a moment’s notice or the observation of at least six different species of penguins up-close while cruising through the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctica Peninsula.

Call us now to book your trip to the unexplored land of Antarctica.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Kayaks (390 EUR), Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2019
  • Length 107.6 meters
  • Beam 17.6 meters
  • Top speed 15 knots
  • Engines 2 x ABC main engines; total 4200 kW
  • Max guests 170
  • Number of cabins 83

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Hondius Reviews

  • 9.8 Exceptional
  • 4 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Robert B
  • United States United States
The very best vacation I have ever taken ... and really glad I chose to take it on Hondius.

1. The Ross seal - a rare find. 2. Watching a parent penguin feeding its chick at close range. 3. The whales … at close range from a zodiac. 4. The photo ops … it was almost sensory overload. 5. The food … my God, they fed us well on that ship.

Recommended for
The wildlife, the people, and the company I chose to go with ... in that order.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jakub L
  • Slovakia Slovakia
There was literally nothing to complain about!

On shore activities and zodiac cruises

Recommended for
Crew, Activities, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nursel D
  • Turkey Turkey
Like a dream

During the tour, we stayed in a very comfortable environment and gained new information thanks to experienced guides. The route has been set very well and we have seen very special landscapes and animals

Recommended for
Ship, route and giluides
Origin: US